Published: 12/11/2012 12:27:12 PM
Air Force Airman Maricella A. Ruiz, a 2009 graduate of Woodburn High School, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Published: 12/26/2012 2:02:59 PM
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew S. McLaren, son of Gary McLaren of Aurora and Lisa O’Malley of Troutdale, along with nearly 12,000 past and current crew members, family and friends, attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.
Published: 12/26/2012 2:03:09 PM
Dennis Ramon Fernandez, son of Crystal Mendoza and Ramon Fernandez of Molalla, was born at 12:25 a.m. Nov. 28, 2012, at Silverton Hospital.
At birth, he weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches.
Published: 12/11/2012 10:36:29 AM
Dominic Lestat and Zakariah Nolan Palmer, sons of Robert and Jonnette Palmer of Silverton, were born Nov. 16, 2012, at Silverton Hospital.
Dominic was born at 3:40 a.
Published: 12/31/2012 12:32:17 PM
Dean and Louise (Brentano) Augustus of Woodburn, are celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married Jan. 2, 1965, in St. Paul.
Having raised three children in the country, Dean has worked in lumber and Louise has worked as a teacher.
Published: 12/31/2012 12:29:59 PM
Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show — The Oregon Garden in Silverton is hosting this event Jan. 25 and 26. The event will feature more than 100 displays of beautiful quilts, vendors and lectures.
Published: 12/18/2012 11:46:51 AM
WOODBURN — When he was serving in the 82nd Airborne in the late 1950s, Woodburn’s Don Call probably never imagined he would end up serving so many years as Santa Claus.
Published: 12/18/2012 1:42:46 PM
By Kristy Kummer-Pred
For the Independent
I grew up on a farm and in a mostly traditional family. Dad was of German descent, my mom was Italian/Scottish.
Published: 12/26/2012 4:43:15 PM
Like many active young boys, Cole and Ty Beyer are involved in many sports, like football, wrestling and golf. But their first love is BMX.
Bicycle motocross (BMX) is a sport involving races on motocross tracks with specialized bicycles.
Published: 12/4/2012 9:52:32 AM
Mount Angel is known for its annual Oktoberfest and even for its Wurstfest, but this year was the first it took a crack at the Hazelnut Fest.
The festival, put on by the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce, was held in the Mount Angel Community Festhalle on Dec.
Published: 12/4/2012 10:26:53 AM
French Prairie Nursing and Rehab will hold its annual Residents’ Christmas Party on Dec. 20. Each year the facility relies on donations from the community to make Christmas a little more special for its residents.
Published: 12/4/2012 10:39:46 AM
Woodburn’s annual downtown Christmas tree lighting event was held Sunday night, featuring the music of the Dickens Carolers, who led a parade from the Settlemier House to the Downtown Plaza, where Mayor Kathy Figley led a countdown to the lighting of the Plaza’s Christmas tree.
Published: 12/8/2012 11:13:13 PM
WOODBURN — Pastor Will Robertson of Soul’s Harbor Church of the Nazarene and his son, Will, have published their first collaborative book for both children and adults.
Published: 12/4/2012 12:05:03 PM
Ag West Supply, 2929 N. Pacific Highway in Woodburn, is raffling off a red, white and blue quilt on Dec. 15.
The proceeds will go toward Quilts of Valor, a nonprofit that sends quilts to military personnel veterans as a way of thanking them for their service and providing comfort to them.
Published: 12/11/2012 9:58:13 AM
This year’s annual parade of golf carts through The Estates was yet again a success, despite chilly winds and the threat of rain.
The Estates Golf Car Christmas Light Parade has been a tradition at The Estates Golf & Country Club since 1991, said organizer Becky Butts.